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Societal Outreach and Technology Transfer

Organization of conferences, seminars and workshops

Since 2013, CENSE has organized over 40 scientific events (conferences, seminars, workshops) and its members have participated in scientific committees of ca. 50 international events. 


Patents, prototypes and other products

CENSE members have developed 9 patents, 4 mathematical models, 7 computational applications and a laboratory prototype since 2013.


Transfer of knowledge and technology

CENSE has always cherished the social and economic valorisation of the knowledge produced by engaging in knowledge transfer activities and encouraging the development of spin-off companies for market uptake of research outputs. Two other key CENSE initiatives are highlighted with respect to transfer of knowledge and technology: i) Climate-KIC, which engages researchers and entrepreneurs with clean techs and low carbon emission services; and ii) eco.nomia, a web-based platform developed for the Ministry of Environment to promote a circular economy in Portugal.


Spin-off companies

Several spin-off companies have emerged as a result of CENSE’s activities in the past years, such as YDreams, Ynvisible, Azorean, the InventorsLasting Values and 2eco.

Initiatives to support Open Science

In line with the guiding principles of Open Science, CENSE has adopted initiatives for open sharing of data and scientific results, as well as the promotion of a responsible research and innovation ethos. Examples include open access to knowledge-based platforms and models (e.g. through the RESPONDER project), analytical databases on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources measures, the collaboration with WRI and Google on the Emissions Scenarios Portal, and a Videogram series for UAb on sustainability topics.